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Better late than never? Not for your medical cover

By John Cranke, Financial Adviser, PSG Wealth Employee Benefits Midlands When we’re young and healthy, it’s difficult to imagine needing medical cover, and often getting this in place falls by the wayside. Delaying, however, can cost you considerably more than the monthly premium you’d pay, particularly if you are in your mid-30s and up. The […]

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​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour. (more…)

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Consumers buy down on healthcare

  Consumers continue to take serious financial strain related to funding their health needs.  With healthcare costs growing at levels well-beyond inflation, the man on the street is left with little to no choice but to buy down on medical aid benefit options every year as a result of medical scheme benefit design, in a […]

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NHI will undermine, not improve, healthcare for all

Pressing ahead with National Health Insurance (NHI) will steadily undermine South Africa’s excellent private healthcare system, and overburden the country’s already gravely deficient public health system, at vast cost to taxpayers. (more…)

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Bonitas announces 8.9% increase with added benefits

Women’s health, men’s health, chronic disease management, innovative plans, catching criminals and a digital revamp – Bonitas reflects on 2018 and launches its 2019 plans and strategy (more…)

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Medical Schemes battle to find sustainable competitive positions, says Consulta

The 2018 South African Customer Satisfaction Index (The SA-csi) for Medical Schemes, conducted by Consulta, reported that the industry average dropped from 74.2 in 2017 to 72.7 in 2018. This is primarily due to two of the large brands included in this year’s benchmark showing declining scores. Bonitas’ score declined from 73.1 to 70.2 and […]

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Medical aid market can be a ‘complicated space’ to navigate

The GTC 2018 Medical Aid Survey (MAS) analyses and rates medical aid schemes according to a standardised comparison and ranks the choices available to members. (more…)

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Common myths about hospital cash plans

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans (also known as health cash plans) as supplementary cover for non-medical expenses, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to a few misconceptions. Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life, says when used appropriately, a health cash plan can go a long way to help consumers […]

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